The 1. February 2002 the obligatory trial-scheme "City Goods Ordinance" was introduced in the medieval
This means that vans and lorries heavier than 2.500 kg totalweight is not allowed to stop in the designated area, unless they have a City Goods certificate. Be aware that lorries heavier than 18.000 kg needs a special certificate. Contact the City Gods Secretary
Three types of certificates
The green and yellow certificate can only be obtained by filling out an Application form. Map with the designated area and locations of the special loading zones for cars with green certificate
The aim of the ordinance
The institute carries out sector research in logistics and freight transport. The primary business areas are analysis and optimisation of freight transport chains and investigation and description of the development, requirements and options in the transport sector. The institute was established in 1989 initiated by public and private parties. The institute is as an independent foundation.
Since 1989 the institute has carried out projects within the framework of:
ITDwebsite transIT is ITD’s new profile on the Internet (International Transport Danmark).
ITD’s homepage is now merged with transIT. ITDwebsite transIT is the name on ITD’s new homepage. transIT will endeavour to continue to offer relevant knowledge and information targeted at international transportation as well as relevant tools that will support the daily business processes of each ITD-member.
In future, transIT will support the ITD-profile by developing and elaborating ITD’s services in proportion to the members of the association, potential members and interesting parties.
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The Ministry of Transport is a complex organisation whose areas of responsibility are handled by many different units. Our areas of responsibility include roads and traffic, fixed links, railways, public transport, harbours, airports and assignments in relation to postal services, meteorology, transport research and the Danish coasts. The different units have a total of approximately 40,000 employees.
The Minister of Transport is a member of the Danish government. It is his role to implement the government’s traffic policy as expressed for instance in legislative programmes and the government platform. The Minister of Transport is also the senior administrative authority within the traffic area.
The Secretariat serves as adviser of the Minister of Transport. It is headed by the Permanent Secretary, who chairs the so-called corporate board which also consists of each of the section managers in the Secretariat and the directors of some of the units under the Ministry of Transport.
Project Sustainable City Logistics Solutions
Looking at the environmental aspects of distribution by van or lorry in city centres is a relatively new concept. Basically, everybody wants lively and accessible city centres where we can all move around safely and where trade and culture are flourishing. This requires delivery of goods on a daily basis. However, so far the distribution of goods has not been in accordance with our wishes regarding the city's space and environment.
The initial measures
During the 1990s
One exception was the cooperation initiated in 1993 on the initiative of the Danish Minister for Transport between Danske Fragtmænd and DSB Gods, the two largest collective distributors in
On the basis of their experience of daily distribution in city areas they set out to create feasible solution models which would benefit the local environment and also accommodate the interests of the local authorities, carriers and traders alike.
The work resulted in the following three papers:
The proposals attracted the keen interest of the
Exploration of other solutions and testing of alternative models in smaller city areas led three Danish municipalities -
The primary objective is to create transport solutions to the benefit of the city environment in terms of road safety, air and noise pollution, accessibility, energy consumption, safety and the visual environment. This applies to transport of goods and services to and from city areas. At the same time, goods transport should ensure a level playing field for the retail trade in the city area and the vast shopping centres outside the city.
Other objectives are to ensure the exchange and communication of experience and to maintain consistency in the various pilot projects to be launched. This prevents the implementation in
The three cities have also embarked on trial development projects to test various models and parameters of city logistics.
The three cities and the Ministry of Transport have thus created a steering group which has established a joint forum - the Forum for City Logistics - with its own secretariat.
On the basis of practical experience the Forum is to investigate which environmental benefits can be gained by applying various distribution models with or without local restrictions.
The Secretariat of the Forum for City Logistics
The Secretariat of the Forum coordinates the pilot projects in the three cities and otherwise acts as consultant to other Danish municipalities. A municipality may draw on the knowledge and resources of the Secretariat for advice on a city logistics project. The Secretariat also gathers knowledge in the form of reports, analyses and other documents and makes this knowledge available for other similar projects. Another task is to network with Danish and foreign stakeholders, e.g. public authorities, organisations, carriers and shippers and recipients of goods.
The knowledge thus gathered will be communicated in a newsletter, at conferences, on field trips and on a Web site.
The Secretariat also monitors projects in
Danish Road Directorate
The Danish Road Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Denmark, is responsible for the administration and operation of the 1,618 km national road network.
Its tasks consist of planning, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of the network and provision of services and traffic information to all road users.